Israeli small arms manufacturer Smart Shooter announced Tuesday the release of its "Smash Hopper", a light remote-controlled weapon station (LRCWS) that provides a “one shot – one hit” capability while controlled by an operator from a safe distance.
Compact, lightweight, and rapidly deployable, Smash Hopper extends the maximum effective range of the host weapon system to its ballistic limits.
The LRCWS has been optimized to increase the survivability of tactical units through the provision of enhanced and clandestine surveillance, accuracy, and lethality.
Weighing approximately 15 Kg, Smash Hopper can be integrated into an existing command-and-control system, providing operators with the ability to hand-off or receive targets across existing communications networks. Featuring a safe trigger mechanism, a mounting solution, and a ruggedized remote-control unit, Smash Hopper provides a pan–and–tilt capability for the weapon system that can be controlled via cable or wireless connectivity.
Offering day and night capability with automatic scanning and target detection, Smash Hopper is ideal for various missions including force protection, border security, anti-drone, remote ambush, and offensive action operations in complex environments. It can be mounted utilizing a standalone deployable tripod, a stationary fixed mast or a lightweight vehicle.
Michal Mor, CEO of Smart Shooter, said “We are honored to present Smash Hopper, an innovative portable LRCWS solution that offers precise fire capability against ground, aerial, static, or moving targets. The unique “One shot – One hit” smash capability finds its way into the world of RCWS in a soldier-friendly truly light configuration. Designed as a modular and rapidly deployable solution, Smash Hopper dramatically increases accuracy, lethality, and survivability of small arms.”
Smart Shooter is a world-class designer, developer, and manufacturer of innovative fire control systems. It was recently selected by the US Army as one of a handful of approved counter-small unmanned aircraft system solution providers, as reported by Israel Defense.